Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
122 East Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 967-1212
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (medical spa only)
Perfect skin may be difficult to come by, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your best skin ever. Parker Center for Plastic Surgery offers state-of-the-art microneedling treatments in Paramus, New Jersey, with COSMOPen, Morpheus8, and INFINI™ treatments.
- What is microneedling?
- What makes the COSMOPen different?
- What are the benefits of COSMOPen microneedling?
- Can microneedling be combined with other treatments?
- What should I expect during a COSMOPen microneedling treatment?
- What should I do after a microneedling treatment?
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also referred to as skin needling or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive nonsurgical treatment that utilizes a small device housing incredibly fine needles. During a microneedling treatment, the skin is punctured with these tiny needles to create controlled “micro-injuries.” These tiny micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, prompting an increase in collagen and elastin production in the area. COSMOPen microneedling provides the following benefits without removing the top layer of skin:
- Improving firmness and texture
- Reducing blemishes
- Softening the appearance of scars
Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.
What Makes the COSMOPen Different?
COSMOPen is a high-speed, powered microneedling device that precisely and gently creates a non-thermal trauma just underneath the skin’s surface. This not only forms new tissue with elastin and collagen fibers, but it also generates new capillaries which improve blood supply. This causes the skin to plump, thicken, and tighten, effectively improving the appearance of scars, fine lines, and uneven skin texture.
COSMOPen’s adjustable speed and depth allow for a completely customized treatment with 12 32-gauge needles. The controlled punctures are delivered at a 90-degree angle, avoiding common risks of other devices, such as tearing or infection. The device was designed to provide very precise treatment and can be used virtually anywhere on the body. Patients who have multiple treatments may see results comparable to laser skin resurfacing—without the downtime, cost, or discomfort.
What Are the Benefits of COSMOPen Microneedling?
COSMOPen microneedling is a great solution for:
- Visible signs of aging
- Sun damage
- Thin, flat lips and vertical lip lines
- Acne scarring
- Surgical scarring (including keloid scars)
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Male pattern baldness
In addition to treating specific skin concerns, COSMOPen will improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.
About Your Procedure
Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.Request a Free Consultation Your Education Session
Can Microneedling Be Combined With Other Treatments?
A variety of nonsurgical treatments can complement the results of microneedling when staggered to allow for healing time. Popular options include:
Morpheus8 microneedling can be combined with FaceTite skin tightening—a procedure called EmbraceRF—to rejuvenate the face and neck without surgery.
What Should I Expect During a COSMOPen Microneedling Treatment?
After an evaluation of your skin to determine if COSMOPen is the right fit for your concerns, we tune the device settings to your needs, with needle depth and speed adjusted accordingly. We thoroughly cleanse the treatment area before beginning, minimizing the risk of infection and allowing us to have a clear view of your skin.
During treatment, you may experience very slight discomfort, but most patients report that pain is minimal.
Treatment with COSMOPen alone can be beneficial, though many patients benefit from the combination of microneedling plus the application of a topical solution. Used in conjunction with COSMOPen, these solutions or biologic materials can be delivered into the dermis for the most benefit.
Rapid Recovery Program
Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.Learn More
What Should I Do After a Microneedling Treatment?
Immediately after your treatment, we moisturize and hydrate the skin to promote healing and nourishment. You may feel like you have a slight sunburn, but this sensation should improve quickly, as will any redness—expect your skin to be slightly pink for around a day or so. Most patients return to work the following day, and makeup may be worn at this point.
How Can I Learn More?
If you’re interested in improving the health and radiance of your skin or have specific skin concerns you’d like to address, request a complimentary consultation online or call (201) 967-1212 for an appointment to find out if COSMOPen can help.